Quadratus Lumborum – Oakville Chiropractic Clinic and back pain.
At Oakville chiropractor in Glen Abbey we hear it every day, I was doing nothing, then BAM, I was on all fours and couldn’t move. My wife has to help me put my socks on and I can’t sit in a chair for more than 1 minute without crippling back pain.
To often the cause of this back pain is misdiagnosed. Sciatica, disc herniation , torn muscle , just to name a few. Doctors and patients waste needless energy and time on x-rays, CT scans and MRI’s when the problem is basically mechanical low back pain. Enter the Quadratus Lumborum….small but bulky muscle about an inch or two from your spine on both sides of your lower back. The QL can be injured from sitting, from lifting, from rotation movements and from just bad posture. You might have a weak core and the QL is making up for the loss of strength to all of a sudden go BAM, your down on all fours, taking a week of unpaid leave from work wondering what the heck happened.
It pulls on the top of the Sacroiliac joint which is most likely the cause of your “I need to go to emergency now back pain” . Tight QL, some lumbar and lower thoracic misalignments and BAM, SI joint is out and all you can think of is how to stop the worst pain in your life. In most cases by the time you think about taking care of your back, it’s too late and the damage is already done. Get in now, before it’s too late.
For help with pain or discomfort please contact your local chiropractor in Oakville at 905-827-4197.